Nine Mile Hole
Nine Mile hole is a shallow grass flats at the southern end of the Upper Laguna Madre. Sandwiched between the spoil banks created when the Land Cut was created in 1946 as part of the Intracoastal Waterway and the shoreline of Padre Island, Nine Mile hole is a popular site for chasing redfish and gigging flounder. Primary access is through Rohoff's cut.
Before Rohoff's cut was dredged to allow a reliable flow of tide water and escape routes for fish, Nine Mile Hole was called The Graveyard because of the huge fish kills that would occur when low summer tides would strand them in the flats and they would ultimately die in the stagnant water.